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Banned Books and Censorship
Every year, books in the U.S. and around the world are challenged. Some of the challenged books are banned, some aren't. The punishment for ignoring these bans range from almost nonexistent to severe. Here are some sites that deal with who bans these books, and why.

Banned Books and Censorship from Suite101
Here at Suite 101, the editors have brought the issue of banning books and general censorship into the broad daylight. No more hiding for us! We invite you to read our articles, and open your mind to what banning books and censorship does and does not do to ourselves, our families, our workplace, and our communities.

Banned Books and Censorship: Information and Resources
Most would-be book banners act with what they consider to be the highest motives -- protecting themselves, their families and communities from perceived injustices and evil and preserving the values and ideals they would have the entire society embrace. The result, however, is always and ever the denial of another's right to read. This Web page is offered in support of our basic right to read guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Banned-Books.com
Discover resources on ancient mysteries, human origins, free thought, religion, spirituality, freedom, health, new science, UFOs and conspiracies at Banned-Books.com.

Banned Books On-Line
Read about books banned by authorities, books deemed unfit for youth, books banned for use in an educational context, and more.

Banned Books Month at the MIT Press Bookstore
Each year, the MIT Press Bookstore displays a number of banned and challenged books for sale the month of Banned Books Week (September 26 to October 3). Discover the intriguing world of literary censorship.

Banned Books Week
Fish in the River of Knowledge - celebrate your freedom to read with the American Library Association.

Banned Books Week 1996
Read about Banned Books Week 1996 in Texas, where students learned the extent to which individuals had sought to impose censorship on the local community.

Banned Books Week 2000
Harry Potter awakens the imaginations of adults and has helped to bring children back to reading. If some people had their way, however, his books would disappear along with scores of others. As it is, they have stirred up a cauldron of trouble for him. Indeed, Harry’s books were the most frequently challenged books of 1999, according to the American Library Association (ALA).

Banned Books Week 2000
The message of Banned Books Week is more than the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. The essential message of Banned Books Week is the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

Carnegie Library Banned Books Week 2000
Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take the precious democratic freedom for granted. Each year hundreds of books are challenged or asked to be removed from school or library shelves. Complaints come from parents and others who believe the books promote witchcraft in children. Challenged titles range from the Bible and Little Red Riding Hood to John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.

Censorship - Banned Books
Believe it or not, book banning still exists. It's kind of a quaint notion, really, that in the midst of the current revolution in information exchange (not to mention the unfortunate continuing decline in extracurricular reading) books can still pose a threat to anyone's sense of moral or intellectual security. But they do.

Disinformation: Banned Books, Weak
From September 23rd-30th, 2000, retailers and libraries have blown off the dust and moved the usual suspects, such as Huckleberry Finn and Catcher in the Rye, from their Literature sections to displays in the front of their buildings to show that they're in the vanguard on the fight against censorship. They're feeling righteous.

RESOUR> Banned Books
A selection of links related to banned books, from the library of a Croatian freelance journalist.